Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant hat-trick as Juventus produced a stunning Champions League comeback, winning 3-0 at home against Atletico Madrid to progress to the quarter-finals 3-2 on aggregate.
A VAR review denied Juve a fourth-minute opener, but Ronaldo’s first header of the game gave them hope and the Serie A leaders drew level in the tie thanks to the Portugal superstar’s aerial power again.
The excellent Federico Bernardeschi then drove into the penalty area and was brought down by Angel Correa, with Ronaldo stepping up with four minutes to go to convert the spot-kick and down Atletico yet again.
Ronaldo has now scored 25 goals against Atletico in his career, with the former Real Madrid forward’s treble on Tueday denying his old club’s city rivals the chance to play in this season’s final at their Wanda Metropolitano home.
Juve thought they had scored an early goal when Giorgio Chiellini struck from close range, only for referee Bjorn Kuipers to give a foul for Ronaldo’s challenge on goalkeeper Jan Oblak.